Airbnb is poised to expand beyond travel accomodations

Airbnb is setting its sights on disrupting the entire travel industry, not just hotels. In an interview with VentureBeat, the firm’s vice president of engineering Mike Curtis said that personalization c

Hilton hotels to launch “connected room” experience next year

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its vision of the future of hotel experiences, with the launch of the “connected room”, a new feature set to become available at its properties in Dallas, Memphis and Washington D.C. by next year. Connected rooms in those hotels will be enabled by the launch of a new mobile

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Hotelflex aims to make hotel bookings more flexible for guests

Most people hate paying for something they don’t use, but when it comes to booking hotel rooms it happens more than we realize.

Iconic Properties Australia: Surfers Rowers Hotel

There are iconic properties put on the market every day, but not too often do we see surf paradises, and especially not popular party hangouts go on the block. News today from Australia’s Gold Coast foretells of someone soon owning a bit if “down under” revelry. The former Surfers Rowers Hotel at Bundall fell into receivership and has been put up for distressed sale evidently.

American Billionaire Nabs UK’s Soho House Club

3WAJYCQPU63C American Billionaire Ron Burkle has acquired majority ownership of the popular UK club Soho House. Nick Jones, who originally founded the club in London 17 years ago, confirmed the sale in an email to Soho House members. Although Soho House began in London, it eventually became an entire network of clubs, hotels and restaurants,

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Marriott Opening Three Properties in Doha This June

Marriott International revealed that it is opening three new properties in June, all in Doha, Qatar.  Two of the properties will be hotels: the Renaissance Hotel and Courtyard by Marriott, and the third will be an apartment community: Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center.  All three will be part of the Doha City Center Mall

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Wyndham Adds Seven New Hotels in India

The Wyndham Hotel Group is expanding its list of hotel properties in India with the announcement of seven new hotels under its Ramada and Days Inn brands.  Wyndham already has 12 hotels in India, and the addition of these seven, six of which will be branded Ramada, will strengthen the company’s presence in the South-Asian

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HEI Hotels Named 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of The Year

HEI Hotels & Resorts recently announced that the EPA has named the hospitality investment firm 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. This is its second consecutive year winning the award for energy management and reductions of greenhouse gas emitions. Gary Mendell, HEI’s chairman and chief executive officer, explained, “Not only do we believe that

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Hersha Hospitality Partners with Clean the World

Hersha Hospitality, a property management company that operates nearly 80 of the leading market hotels in the US, has partnered with Clean the World and pledged to donate 1 million bars of recycled soap and 500,000 bottles of recycled shampoo, gels, and lotions to children and families in need across the globe.

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